Asked on Jun 18, 2018

Does ANYONE know where I can find a retired handyman /carpenter

by Edean
I'm looking for a retired handyman /carpenter to help me restore a small farmhouse.I have looked on Craigslist,paper shop,ran ads in my hometown papers this far nothing.I also called some senior centers as well.Can anyone think of some sites on line or other free sites I can place an ad on?I LIVE IN WAYNE COUNTY PA.And am hoping to find a retired or semi retired person that is on a fixed income looking to make some extra 💲 💰 💸C A S H !

  10 answers
  • KW KW on Jun 18, 2018
    Try's free and you will get reviews from people who have actually hired the person. :)

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Jun 18, 2018
    Do you have a senior center or a Habitat for Humanity in your area. Very often you can find people who would love to help you out and have the skills to do so. Best of luck!

    • Edean Edean on Jun 21, 2018
      I did try the senior centers around me,thus far didn't find anyone.We don't have a habitat for humanity around us.Thank you anyway.

  • I found my current handyman by referral on Here is another site:

    I have never used this service so I can't vouch for reliability. In my area Angie's List and Home Advisor have not been great. Maybe worth a try where you live though.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 18, 2018
    Have you tried your church? If there is no one there that fits the bill, maybe someone knows a person to help you. And you can look for retired carpenters, builders, etc. Good luck.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 18, 2018
    Some high schools have building classes at their votech centres. Maybe some of the more advanced kids can help. If you don't have one of those around, mayhaps you can contact a local builders union to see if they have anyone who is retired and looking for extra work.

    • Edean Edean on Jun 21, 2018

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jun 18, 2018
    Check with your local fire department, believe it or not, lots of firefighters are plumbers, electricians and carpenters. My neighbors huge garage was built by fire fighters, who did it on the side or whenever they were off during the week. They did a fantastic job.

  • Emily Emily on Jun 19, 2018
    You should probably try to get a regular carpenter. A retired person will not work for any less than they, if they are skilled. Also many older people do not want to climb ladders. Is there a particular reason you want a retired person?

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    • Emily Emily on Jun 22, 2018
      Why not try the resources that were successful in the past? Believe me If I knew someone who was retired and fit and a good worker and would work for less than the going rate I would hire him in a heart beat!

  • Ellis Ellis on Jun 19, 2018
    Ask at a local lumberyard (not the big box stores) for the names of people who do carpentry work. I found a very fine older carpenter this way, he had left his name and phone number at the service desk.

  • Edean Edean on Jun 21, 2018
    Will also try the lumber yard thank you

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 23, 2018
    Hey Edean, don't know about your area, but sometimes, in this area, the firemen and policemen do some moonlighting in this field, or know someone who does. Try asking them. Remember, a no is better than a missed yes:) Good luck getting help.